There have been countless iterations of the spider lash. From Twiggy’s mascara mountains in the swinging sixties, to fashion’s seemingly endless preoccupation with Daddy long lash (think Prada, Dior, Miu Miu) – clumpy, separated, spidery lashes have forever held rank as one of the most iconic – and enduring – makeup moves in beauty history. And actress Lucy Boynton has given fresh legs to the spider (lash) with a spectacular rendition at this year’s Golden Globes.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 06: Lucy Boynton attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

The breakout star of Best Motion Picture winner Bohemian Rhapsody (and Rami Malek’s new girlfriend), Lucy Boynton arrived at the Globes with a set of perfectly fanned, not-too-clumpy spider lashes, replete with trompe l’oeil shadow (a look we’re quietly dying over). The slightly imperfect lash was mirrored on the bottom, with a thick coating of black mascara on the bottom lash, too. Whilst a sprinkling of gold dust on the inner corners and under the brow completed the look.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 06: Lucy Boynton attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

Actress Katherine McNamara was also caught in the web, with Australian makeup artist Tobi Henney giving McNamara her own set of spectacular spider lashes. For Tobi, “it’s a fun way to play up the eye and creates the illusion of bigger, brighter eyes.” The trick is to curl the lashes first – Tobi likes the Charlotte Tilbury Lash Curler – then coat the lashes “at least five times” with a thick, robust wand. But the ultimate tip comes at the end. “Use a metal lash comb to further separate the lashes,” says Tobi. This will ensure lashes are truly sparse and seperate and extra spidery – i.e. heaven.

Remember, a (wo)man is only as good as her tools, so arm yourself with the following and get caught in the web like Lucy and co.

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